Be kind to each other, tenderhearted,
forgiving one another,
just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
-- Ephesians 4:32
Ask yourself- are you more of an inflamer or a shutting downer? An inflamer is one who tends to get agitated when upset, raise one’s voice, gets anxious, gets aggressive, talks faster, etc. For example- the inflamer externalizes his or her upset or anxiety and may put others on the defensive. A shutting downer is someone who tends to withdraw, gets quiet, numbs oneself with TV or computer, stonewall...
To one who listens, valid criticism is like a gold earring or other gold jewelry.
With gratitude to Les and Leslie Parrott once again, most of you know that The Gorgeous Redhead and I are Disney-freaks. Several years ago, when we could, we bought into the Disney Vacation Club. We have about enough points for a week or two a year for 50 years at one of the Disney properties, and my favorite is DisneyWorld in Orlando, FL. Usually we go with friends who got us hooked on the idea. We share points and can often ge...
Or When Expectations Become Premeditated Resentments
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love ...
rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation.
Many of us marry with the illusion that the excitement and magic of new love will never fade away. Then, at some point in the first couple years of marriage, we wake up and realize that reality is a bit different. That's when we enter the season of disappointed love. Not everything that begins “Once Upon a Time...” ends “Happily Ever After.”
Put on a heart of compassion, kindness,
humility, gentleness and patience.
Do you remember that classic Sunday comic strip from Charles Schulz, creator of Peanuts, Linus is eating a sandwich and Lucy is nearby as he begins to ponder. "Hands are fascinating things," he says. "I like my hands. I think I have nice hands. My hands seem to have a lot of character. These are hands which may someday accomplish great things. These are hands which may someday do marvelous works. They may build mighty bridges, or heal the...
other than getting your parents to buy one for you (my addition)
Borrowed from Mary Hunt from her daily blog called Everyday Cheapskate
Some of my family is in the automobile business and I hope they do well forever. However, there is nothing quite so expensive as a brand-new car. There are times, rare though they be, when financing a new car might be advisable for average folks. But generally speaking, the cheapest way to own a car is to buy a late model, used car with cash.
How can you possibly do that when you don’t have a...